Thank you to Depend for sponsoring today’s post about the #dropyourpants for #underwareness movement. I have always been fine with seeing my OBGYN each year for my annual visit. I feel strongly about how important these visits are. Because I have a family history of certain female issues, I never miss a visit. My doctor is really funny ad friendly and is super good about putting you at ease while you are in such an awkward situation. I mean, the whole thing is a little embarrassing, right? I was not expecting anything out of the ordinary, so imagine my surprise when after answering a few standard questions, I hear the words “Urinary Incontinence”, #Stress Incontinence” and Light Bladder Leakage (LBL).”
After 3 kids, I was accustomed to leaking a little when I coughed, sneezed or laughed a bit too hard. I was used to having a change of undies and pants in my car, just in case. I mean, it was a little bit of a joke in my house that if you make mom laugh hard enough, she will run down the hallway to try and make it to the bathroom. I did not know this was not something all moms encountered. So, we talked about a logical solution to my urinary incontinence. I also had frequent urination, or overactive bladder (OA.)
For my OA, my doctor prescribed medication, which I only take once a day. That is totally fine with me as my alternative was surgery! Trust me, you do not want to hear “bladder sling” come out of your doctor’s mouth! For my LBL, my doctor suggested finding a discreet product I could wear without feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed about. With the products from Depend®, I can get my life back by not worrying about peeing my pants every time I sneeze, laugh or cough. For myself, I can choose from either the Depend® Silhouette® Briefs for Women or the Depend® for Women Underwear with FIT-FLEX™ Protection.
Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs: Look, fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit. Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection: Features more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit. You can claim your free samples today by visiting the Depend page and clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive.
That is how I am handling light bladder leakage? How are you handling yours?